Gerry was inducted into the British Deaf Sports Heritage Sports Hall of Fame on 1st July 2023. This honour was presented to Gerry at the Deaf Sports Personality awards night in Twickenham Rugby Stadium, London. More information about the Sports Hall of Fame and the athletes recognised for their exceptional achievements is available at British […]
Gerry is teaming up with Cathkin Braes Golf Club to create a joint project to provide opportunities for deaf children and young people to participate in golf. Gerry is keen to ensure that the project will not only give deaf children and young people the chance to try golf, but also provide professional coaching to […]
Gerry was made a lifetime honorary member of Cathkin Braes Golf club in December 2021. A family friend introduced Gerry to Cathkin Braes Golf Club when he was about 10 or 11. Gerry took up golf after returning to Glasgow from boarding school in England. Gerry has represented Scotland internationally six times at the World […]
Gerry is alway keen to support promote sailing opportunities for disadvantaged children. That is why he is delighted to support Buoyed Up. Buoyed up provides opportunities for 10 to 12 year old children growing up in areas where there are fewer opportunities to develop different interests and learn about the wider world. It delivers a unique […]
In July 2014, the University of Glasgow awarded Gerry an Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) in recognition to his contribution to education, disabled rights, and sports. The University of Glasgow Story: Gerry Hughes
Gerry Hughes received with the first ever RYA Personal Endeavour Award. It was presented to Gerry on the ITV programme Surprise Surprise. The award recognises Gerry’s historic achievement as the first deaf yachtsman to sail single-handedly around the world via the Great Capes.
Gerry’s remarkable story is captured in his book ‘Bridging our Differences’. Part autobiography, and part real-life adventure, ‘Bridging our Differences’, tells the story of a deaf young boy who battled against the odds to succeed in the ultimate sailing challenge and much much more. Buy Bridging our Differences from Amazon Buy Bridging our Differences […]
Gerry was presented with and Outstanding Achievements Award at Cathkin Braes Golf Club at their first Honorary Membership Celebration Dinner Friday on 27th March 2015. The award was presented by Frank Munro (Captain of Cathkin Braes, Golf Club). During his acceptance speech, Gerry explained that he felt very privileged to receive the award. He inherited […]
Deaf Culture Festival, Stavanger, Norway 21-23 October 2016 Gerry gave the closing lecture at the Deaf Culture Festival in Stavanger on Saturday 22nd October. More than 500 deaf people attended over the weekend. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to create such a successful event. Special thanks to Hanne B. Kvitvær at NDF Stavanger who […]
Close Up: Gerry Hughes by BSL Zone – Reaching every BSL user with more BSL programmes that they love to watch Part 1 is available online at BSL Zone: Part 2 is available at BSL Zone.